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This imposing English Gothic structure was built between 1446 and 1515, and is the site where many great scholars were educated.
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King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful evening lots of people but all fit inside the children are amassing sometimes can’t hear the vicar when talking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucyf385
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit here after seeing it whilst punting on the river. Tickets were £10 for entry and these gained access for a year. Once inside it was so impressive, the stained glass windows were incredibly detailed and the history of the chapel was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debra063
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most photographed picture of Cambridge; the chapel is beautiful and historic. There are so many things to see while exploring the 32 colleges. Do not miss the Chapel!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryansma33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chance to complete our visite on the day with a concert on the night, what an amazing experience !! The choral was exceptional and the place fantastic !! We will come back in February with some other members of my family

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank authier p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to the Kings Chapel to admire the vaulted ceilings and the stained glass windows. However felt that that 15 pounds per person was a tad expensive. However we had an excellent guide and the guided tour is almost one hour. The Reubens...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hariharankrish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful architecture in England. It is a must see place in Cambridge. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shm465
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How lucky we are to have an architectural treasure like this on our doorstep! The fan vault ceiling really is one of the worlds wonders.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sebulus-Palmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Cambridge often and always take the opportunity to see King’s College. It is best to visit on week days or during off-peak times to avoid crowds and large tour groups who usually take up the entire path. It is located across from numerous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmyGilbert16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the week before Christmas and it was so nice to see the chapel in person and then say “We were there!” when we saw footage from the carols service on TV. The stained glass is incredible, especially on a sunny day. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KristenS1488
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such amazing architecture. Stain glass is incredible. Had a good informative guide book. Interesting rooms with great informational explanations. We did a self guided tour. We saw others with tour guides. I would suggest hiring a private guide to take you thru. They have great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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honey882
November 23, 2018|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in replying. We now operate a ticketing system for this service. If you wish to attend, please come to the College early on Christmas Eve morning, with some photographic identification. A queue will form... More
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LandDEssex
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
You need to come to the front gate of the College on King's Parade approx 30 minutes before the start of the service. To check the times of services please look at the Chapel services page on the website where you can... More
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roger w
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Sarah F | Property representative |
Evensong is at 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday and 3.30 pm on Sunday during term time (please note that there are no choral services out of term). Tickets are not required. Just come to the front gate of the College, on King's... More
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nzworldtraveller1
Christchurch, New Zealand
Cambridge day trip from London in mid October - Sat or Sun? (8 Replies)
Hi all, As title says I wonder if visiting Saturday is better than a Sunday or vice versa. I will be in London between 15 and 21 Oct and would like a day trip to My purpose is to see the university and go to an Evensong at the Kings College chapel. I thought Sunday would be a better fit for a trip to Cambridge until I found out I had to do it Saturday. Could anyone advise whether Sunday is better? thanks in advance.
August 17, 2014|
Response fromUrsaMinora|
Saturday will probably be busier in the centre of Cambridge than Sunday but it is a busy town most days and all the students will be back. The Kings Evensong times are different - 5.30pm on Saturday, and at 3.30pm on Sunday. The chapel services list for the autumn isn't yet available on the website so you can't currently choose by which music you'd prefer to hear. If you are coming by train from London you may wish to see whether there are any planned engineering works on the Kings X -...More
whistlingdixie
Florida
King's College Chapel (23 Replies)
I'm trying to figure out (once again) how to attend a service at King's College Chapel and hear the choir. We would like to do this on Sunday, May 27, 2007. BUT the website says: "During the Easter Term (late April to mid June), which is the examination period in Cambridge, the grounds are closed to the public but the Chapel remains open." But are there services during Easter Term? I couldn't find that info.
October 26, 2006|
Response fromhenneth|
If the Fenland Poly is operating in every sense of the word through Easter Term then all colleges will be having regular services in their respective chapels. I think King's College chapel is open for public worship so it's just a question of being there at the right time, and Sunday morning should be spot on. Over in Oxford (where I learnt the art of spending a student grant on beer) Christ Church, Magdalen and New College allow public worship so I'd expect you could hear the choirs there on...More
SeaToSkyTraveller
Shropshire, England
King's College Chapel this Sunday (5 Replies)
We would like to attend the Sung Eucharist this Sunday. How long before the service begins do we need to arrive?
October 24, 2017|
Response fromMatthewVH|
Best to email the college for details